Friday, November 17, 2017
- ABA Journal, ABA places Thomas Jefferson School of Law on probation
- ABA Journal, Texas law school serving at-risk students achieves 59% bar pass rate
- ABA Journal, Valparaiso law school told by board to not admit first-year students in 2018
- ABA Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar, Council Decision: Notice of Probation and Specific Remedial Action — Thomas Jefferson School of Law
- Paul L. Caron (Dean, Pepperdine), Pepperdine's Place in the New World of Legal Education
- Paul L. Caron (Dean, Pepperdine), Western Michigan-Cooley Law School Seeks TRO To Prevent ABA From Releasing A Letter About Its Accreditation Status
- Robert Kelchen (Seaton Hall), An Empirical Examination of the Bennett Hypothesis in Law School Prices
- Law.com, LSAT-Takers Trending Up Following 5-Year Plunge. Why?
- Louis Sirico (Villanova), US News Promotes Legal Writing
- Ann Southworth (Irvine), Our Fragmented Profession
- David Thomson (Denver), Improving Legal Education Across the World
Article of the week: Tigran Eldred (New England), Insights from Psychology: Teaching Behavioral Legal Ethics as a Core Element of Professional Responsibility.
"The field of behavioral legal ethics — which draws on a large body of empirical research to explore how subtle and often unconscious psychological factors influence ethical decision-making by lawyers — has gained significant attention recently, including by many scholars who have called for a pedagogy that incorporates behavioral lessons into the professional responsibility curriculum. This Article provides one of the first comprehensive accounts of how law teachers can meet this challenge. Based on an approach that employs a variety of experiential techniques to immerse students in the contextual and emotional aspects of legal practice, it provides a detailed model of how to teach legal ethics from a behavioral perspective. Reflections on the approach, including the encouraging response expressed by students to this interdisciplinary method of instruction, are also discussed."